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What did you do to your Volvo today?

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Cookeh » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:30 am

To go back to the age old tyre questions, can I fit 205/55/R16 tyres on my 850 or will it rub?

My car is lowered 30mm presently, and the change to 55 from 50 profile will add 10mm diameter to the sidewall height. 50 profile tyres are getting tricky (read expensive) to find in the UK and are limiting in brand and make.



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Goupil » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:15 am

Fitted Thule roofs bars and a bike rack while eating swedish fish (bought at Ikea where I parked near an XC90 ) :mrgreen:
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1998 Volvo V70 B5254T manual 193hp - 319 000 km

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:26 am

Cookeh wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:30 am
To go back to the age old tyre questions, can I fit 205/55/R16 tyres on my 850 or will it rub?

My car is lowered 30mm presently, and the change to 55 from 50 profile will add 10mm diameter to the sidewall height. 50 profile tyres are getting tricky (read expensive) to find in the UK and are limiting in brand and make.
You should be fine, my cousin ran that size on his S70 T5 which is on iPd lowering springs and it didn't rub. I have 225/45R17 on my lowered V70R and it only rubs on full lock sometimes.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige :mrgreen: 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Clemens » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:14 pm

Cookeh wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:30 am
To go back to the age old tyre questions, can I fit 205/55/R16 tyres on my 850 or will it rub?

My car is lowered 30mm presently, and the change to 55 from 50 profile will add 10mm diameter to the sidewall height. 50 profile tyres are getting tricky (read expensive) to find in the UK and are limiting in brand and make.

on my 94 without bumpstops on the a-arms it did rub. and that was without lowering springs.
I believe that they didn't rub on the S70, because that was the standard size for S70ies, at least for the european market.


Summer: 1996 855 R
Winter: 1994 855 T5M
Donor: 1995 854 10V

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Clemens » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:18 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:20 pm
Nice! Those E39 audio systems are tricky. My dad's 528iT has the worst sounding stereo ever... makes my SC-901 4x50w setup sound incredible!
I had looked into BavSound upgrades, but they're pricey.
I actually decided not to buy an E39 528 in great shape for 2grand because of that awful stereo. I then got my R instead.
Still, that 528 had a great motor and AT...


Summer: 1996 855 R
Winter: 1994 855 T5M
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Rattnalle » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:30 pm

Performed the only repair so far this year in about 15 000 km; replaced a rear bulb.



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by amblerman » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:33 pm

Changed the front brakes on my 2006 Honda accord. While doing that I decided to bleed all 4 corners.
It needed it. Fluid was way darker than I had hoped. Much darker.

While I had everything out, I decided to bleed the brakes on my s70 since I've owned the car for 2+ years and I had no idea when it was done. When I got the car, the pads looked recently changed based on the thickness. The fluid was quite nice looking coming out so I probably didn't need to do it. But it's done and I can stop worrying about that job.

Bleeding brakes on the s70 was easier than on the honda. The bleeder valves are just a hair longer on the volvo which made all the difference . On the honda I was fighting keeping the hose on the bleeder nipple while I turned the wrench. Not so on the volvo.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:54 am

Clemens wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:18 pm
I actually decided not to buy an E39 528 in great shape for 2grand because of that awful stereo. I then got my R instead.
Still, that 528 had a great motor and AT...
They're awesome cars, very smooth and they handle great. The autos are alright, but his transmission is in pretty bad shape currently. I've always wished the car was manual... it would make it so much more fun!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige :mrgreen: 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Cookeh » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:51 am

Clemens wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:14 pm
on my 94 without bumpstops on the a-arms it did rub. and that was without lowering springs.
I believe that they didn't rub on the S70, because that was the standard size for S70ies, at least for the european market.
Blast, that's annoying. In 205/50/16 the only two premium tyre choices I have are the Hankook Ventus Prime 3s or the Goodyear Efficient grips. I can't get most of the new tyres in a 50 profile (CSC6s/Primacy 4s/PS4s/or most winter tyres). Admittedly, both the Hankooks and Goodyears are very good tyres, but the price hike between profiles is ridiculous. EfficientGrips, for example, are £94 ea in 50 profile or £49 ea in 55 profile.



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by June » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:33 am

Cookeh wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:51 am
Clemens wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:14 pm
on my 94 without bumpstops on the a-arms it did rub. and that was without lowering springs.
I believe that they didn't rub on the S70, because that was the standard size for S70ies, at least for the european market.
Blast, that's annoying. In 205/50/16 the only two premium tyre choices I have are the Hankook Ventus Prime 3s or the Goodyear Efficient grips. I can't get most of the new tyres in a 50 profile (CSC6s/Primacy 4s/PS4s/or most winter tyres). Admittedly, both the Hankooks and Goodyears are very good tyres, but the price hike between profiles is ridiculous. EfficientGrips, for example, are £94 ea in 50 profile or £49 ea in 55 profile.
I feel your pain! Michelin dropped the ball discontinuing the Primacy 3 and XMX4 before having the new Primacy 4 in place. 225 50R17 W is what my car takes. It seems the 55 series has more choices.

Michelin says possible the Primacy 4s will be available in October. So I put the Uniroyal as a cheap alternative as a stopgap set of tires while Michelin takes their time getting the Primacy 4 to market. Imo Volvo sedans perform best with the Michelin Primacy line which was the factory tire for the S80 T6. June


My Volvo cars owned
1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

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